Place Category: Health & Social Care
Sentinel Healthcare South West Community interest Company (CiC) is owned by shareholders of General Practitioners and Practice Managers in Plymouth, West Devon & South Hams.
As a CiC it has one mission which is: ‘To provide a proactive and innovative leadership role, in the planning and delivery of first class health and social care for the community’ and Sentinel provides Assessment & Treatment services for patients in Plymouth, South East Cornwall and South Hams & West Devon and offers patients fast and efficient services for elective referrals.
Social Impact Declaration: Social-Impact-Declaration_Sentinel.pdf
Social Impact Statements:
Social Impact Statements
The Social Enterprise Mark criteria includes a requirement that the applicant can demonstrate that social and/or environmental objectives are being achieved.
In support of this, new applicants and renewing Mark holders must submit Social Impact Statements that summarise their headline activities and achievements, helping show how they are striving to make a difference and stand up to scrutiny of purpose as a social enterprise.
1) Delivering an unmet health need
We saw approximately 10,000 patients last year and delivered an unmet health need by providing the type of care they otherwise would not have had access to.
We provide a holistic approach and rather than just trying to 'fix' the problem, we look at what is causing it and how can we best treat it using a variety of resources, with the understanding that we are not all the same.
2) Public health education and support
In 2015, we educated almost 700 newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic patients, with the aim that they will be able to manage their condition better and help them to understand the impact that this terrible condition inflicts.
On the back of this we are working closely with the local hospital, Sainsburys, research organisations and commissioners to take forward a proactive diabetic service that aims to prevent the general public becoming a patient, by looking at healthy lifestyle options and encouraging people to think more about this life changing condition.
3) Improving information systems for better services
In 2015 we took a massive leap forward in NHS IT by implementing a system that will allow us to communicate electronically with our GP and community colleagues. For the first time we will have all the information we need to hand, which allows us to better treat patients and establish support networks that were previously not possible.
We are committed to developing a coherent strategy that benefits patients and allows proactive care rather than the usual reactive care.